Sunday 19 November 2017

Besix opens water recycling station in Ajman

Belgian construction group Besix has announced the opening of a water recycling station in Ajman, UAE, following a major renovation work which will now boost its per day production capacity to 2.2 million gallons from the previous 300,000 gallons. The Safi Water Recycling Station


UAE approves $54m development projects

The UAE government has given the go-ahead for developmental projects worth nearly Dh200 million ($54.4 million) in the northern emirates, said a report. The approval by the Follow-up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan comes in


Wärtsilä-built power plant inaugurated in Oman

Musandam Independent Power Project (IPP), a 120 MW power plant, supplied and built by Finland-based technology group Wärtsilä was recently inaugurated in northern Oman. The ceremony was attended among others by executives from the plant owners, Musandam Power Company (M


Dubai Land Department updates 2018 rental index

Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that the rental index has been updated for 2018, confirming that the new update is for all residential, commercial and industrial properties in the Emirate of Dubai. DLD’s specialists have adopted a variety of mechanisms to carry ou


Esco to power Dewa water reservoirs with solar PV

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) has been awarded the development, and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to be installed at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) water reservoirs. The installation of solar PV systems on Dewa’s water reservoi


UAE residential units exempt from VAT: FTA

Residential units in the UAE will remain generally exempt from value added tax (VAT), except for the first supply of a new residential building within the first three years of it being constructed, which will be zero per cent rated, according to the Federal Tax Authority (FTA). H


Italian group wins contract for new Bee’ah HQ

Bee’ah, a leading regional environmental management company based in Sharjah, UAE, has awarded a major contract to Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, an Italian multi-disciplinary design practice, to design the interiors of its new, futuristic headquarters.  


Thyssenkrupp's rope-less elevator in Time's top 25 list

The groundbreaking Multi system (the world’s first rope-less and sideways-moving elevator system) by thyssenkrupp Elevator, has been ranked among the '25 Best Inventions of 2017' compiled by the Time Magazine. The list identifies the year’s inventions


Apicer to unveil best of Portuguese ceramics at Big 5

Portuguese Association of the Ceramics Industry (Apicer) is set to showcase its innovative products starting from floors and coatings, tiles, bricks and utilitarian to decorative ceramics and glassware, at the upcoming Big 5 expo in Dubai. The biggest construction event in the Mi


Vox Cinemas launches Imax theatre in Bahrain

Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and Bahrain Cinema Company have joined forces to launch the first Imax theatre at City Centre Bahrain.   The new Imax theatre opened at Vo

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